Social media platform, Facebook has notified some account owners that four information fields which include religion, political views, address and ‘Interest in’ will be removed from users’ Facebook profile pages from December 1, 2022.
According to Techcrunch, a spokesperson for the company revealed in an email that Facebook aims to make the social media platform easier to use, thus the reasons for the change.
“As part of our efforts to make Facebook easier to navigate and use, we’re removing a handful of profile fields: Interested In, Religious Views, Political Views, and Address.
“We’re sending notifications to people who have these fields filled out, letting them know these fields will be removed.
“This change doesn’t affect anyone’s ability to share this information about themselves elsewhere on Facebook.”
The recent update was first noticed by tech enthusiasts and social media consultant, Matt Navarra, who posted a screenshot of the notice that was sent from Facebook to users who have these fields filled out on their profiles.
Facebook’s recent decision to remove some of this unwanted profile information may be connected to the recent massive layoff in the company.
Meta had recently overhauled Facebook staff sending home over 11,000 on November 9, 2022.
Although Facebook’s parent company, Meta has not been specific as to the main reason why the information was removed, there is a likelihood that users were just not using the fields as concerns over privacy on social media platforms have risen in recent times.